Rarely has the percussion world seen such an impact following a new product introduction. Hayman drums took the market by storm and raised the bar in terms of sound, looks and hardware. Sadly this excellent British product had only a short life in the late sixties and early seventies; although there were a couple of unsuccessful attempts to revive the brand, initially in the mid-eighties and again in 2010. In this book, we have assembled a comprehensive history and information source.  The book is based on original research, interviews, first-hand knowledge and investigation (but we have drawn on some Web resources), and is illustrated with over 100 colour and monochrome pictures, including many rare and original images. 153 pages.


You can order the book through the Store tab on this site, or from:

Footes Music, Store Street, London www.footesmusic.com/ 

Nick Hopkin Drums, Abergavenny www.nickhopkindrums.com


"This crisply presented book is designed as both exhaustive technical reference for Hayman restorers/collectors and as an enthralling insight into the 1970s UK music/drum industry" - Geoff Nicholls, author of The Drum Book, writing in Rhythm magazine. See the November 2016 edition for Geoff's full review.